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Disorder. Decay. Disintegration.

After nearly 200 years of conflict, the architect of that woe sets in motion a plan.

Order. Rejuvenation. Unification.

But first, assassination.
Paperback, 414 pages
Published July 23rd 2019 by Quill
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Richard Saunders
Jan 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fi
I couldn't put this one down, and when I did, I couldn't stop thinking about it!

Disintegration imagines a dystopian future Earth, post-nuclear apocalypse, overrun by alien overlords who might not have been there had not earlier generations of humans decided to explore a bit too deep into space. This Pandora's-box parable is one of many themes the book explores in the course of a fast-paced, Star Wars-esque narrative. The book also explores racism, misogyny, the consequences of nuclear war, the r
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Rich
Aug 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Steve sets every scene with vivid descriptions that place the reader right there, whether it be in the middle of the action or a tense conversation. He masterfully weaves between storylines, leading the reader through the novel as fast as one can turn the pages. He has built and developed a set of characters and a story that begs for a sequel, and I look forward to reading his next work.
Jeff Adams
Aug 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great debut novel.
I love the diverse cast of amazing characters and the storyline that keeps the characters and readers guessing. I look forward to what this author creates next.
Mike James Welch
Sep 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Our society is in steep decline, the world tethered to it. We have an American leader who prides himself on word salad served up at every chance. Here's my word salad, as it relates to S.E. Soldwedel's excellent debut novel Disintegration:
DENSE. ACTION-PACKED. BELIEVABLE. FULLY. REALIZED. CHARACTERS. BRUTAL. GRAPHIC. REALISM. FAST-PACED.
It's tough to take a chance on unknown/debut authors. Results can certainly be middling. S.E. Soldwedel is a colleague and peer of mine, but that didn't mean it
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S.E. Soldwedel grew up in New York. He received his master's in creative writing from the City College of New York. His journalism degree from Michigan State University came in handy during his career in media with the "New York Post", Hearst Magazines, and "Rolling Stone".

He lives and works in the Bronx, where he teaches English Composition in the CUNY higher education system, writes, and repairs
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